Mon Jan 8 23:29:38 EST 2001
FIGHT, ZATOICHI, FIGHT ("Zatoichi kesshotabi"; as in "Zat?ichi kessh?tabi",
long "o" in both words), episode eight in the series, is indeed directed by
Misumi Kenji. Tanaka did direct some episodes, specifically:
1963 ZATOICHI ENTERS AGAIN (Shin Zat?ichi monogatari) [Episode 3]
1963 ZATOICHI, THE FUJITIVE (Zat?ichi ky?j?tabi) [Episode 4]
1966 ZATOICHI'S SONG IS HEARD (Zat?ichi no uta ga kikoeru) [Episode 13]
All of the films have various English titles. For example, Tanaka's 1966
episode is also known as THE BLIND SWORDSMAN'S VENGEANCE. Take your pick.
PS: Very impressed with Mark Schilling for coming out with his story of a
certain Japanese producer and that telephone call in the Japan Times today
in his review of PARTY 7.
>From: "Lewis Saul" <lsaul at azstarnet.com>
>To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
>Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 19:08:46 -0800
>I am hoping someone can help me straighten this out:
>There is a film in the Zatoichi series entitled:
>ZATO ICHI KESSHO TABI
>The usual translation is "Fight, Zatoichi, Fight" but on my copy it says
>"Zato Ichi's Comical, But Bloody Trip."
>The other confusion is that the IMDb has the director as Tokuzo Tanaka, but
>the translation on my copy says the director is Kenji Misumi.
>Also, the IMDb has the title as "Zatoichi kesshi tabi" ["kesshi" as opposed
>Any help would be appreciated.
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